JFS Has Volunteer Opportunities for You!
  August 2017   
Dear Friends, 
Summertime - back to school time - and as we approach the High Holidays, time to once again take stock of our lives.

Are you looking to give back to our community?   Jewish Family Services has many volunteer opportunities for you and your family!  

Check out these opportunities or create your own.

Enjoy this time,

Mindy Berkowitz
Executive Director

P.S. We're all concerned about Hurricane Harvey's impact in Texas.  JFS SV clinical staff are now part of the emergency counseling phone bank helping flood victims. Our prayers are with the people of Texas.  

Left to Right:  Sam Chazin, Arthur Gatin, Guy Zuk, Leo Michels, Sharanya Suresh, Eileen Chen 

Local teens spend their summers volunteering with JFS, helping with refugee food drives, Equipped to Learn Backpack drive, creating Mitzvah Hero buttons, and more.

JFS Board Members Dorene Kastelman and Elise Wessels, along with volunteer Betsy Arnstein, enjoy themselves at JFS' recent Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social.
  JFS Position Open at Chai House  

JFS is hiring!  We're looking for a people person who loves spending time with older adults, and who has skills in the planning of engaging recreational activities.  Join our growing team onsite at Chai House.  Learn More! 

Mental Illness Support Group
with Congregation Sinai

Third Thursday of Each Month
Beginning October 19th 
7:30 to 9:00PM
Congregation Sinai
1532 Willowbrae Avenue 
San Jose, CA
JFS is beginning a Mental Illness Support Group for those whose lives have been impacted by mental illness. 
The group will be co-facilitated by Rabbi Josh Berkenwald and  Lisa Warner, LCSW, Director of Clinical and Social Services at JFS.  For more information...


JFS Now Partnering with
Pars Kosher Market 
for Shabbat Meal Program 
Our Shabbat Meal program, begun in 2009, keeps evolving. We're proud to announce that Pars Kosher Market is our new partner to bring delicious, kosher meals to isolated seniors, adults and families. This program is funded almost entirely by community members. We appreciate your support!  
You can donate using the Shabbat Meals Program order form. 

Help those in need this summer!
JFS needs low cost, nearby storage. 
Please contact Mindy at mindyb@jfssv.org if you can help.

Help Newly Arrived Refugees 
JFS SV provides refugee resettlement and acculturation services for families and individuals.

Vehicle Donations 
  Donate your old car and purchase that ride you've been eyeing all year!  And get a tax deduction. 

Centerpieces for Tzedakah   
C4T Centerpiece Basket
Let our gorgeous  Centerpieces for Tzedakah beautify your next special event.
JFS HomeCare Services 

JFS SV HomeCare Services offers a range of non-medical care for older or disabled adults in Santa Clara County, including personal care, domestic duties, medication, transportation, companionship, and mobility.

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Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road, Suite 202
Los Gatos, California 95032
(408) 556-0600 phone
(408) 551-0091 fax